November 24, 2023
Folkwear's annual Black Friday Sale goes until Sunday the 26th (midnight EDT)! Use code THANKS2023 to save 25% on all sewing patterns, fabric, and sewing supplies. And, just in time for the sale, we got some exciting new fabrics in recently. I will show you the some of these new fabrics and will give suggestions for what Folkwear patterns they will be great for. These fabrics are beautiful and very fitting for winter, and some are well suited for the coming spring season. If you want to get some fabric for sale, today through Sunday would be a great time, especially while we still have these gorgeous fabrics in stock. Don't forget that we sell our fabric by the 1/2 yard, so each unit is 1/2 yard (2 units is 1 yard, etc.).
We ordered several colors of these stunning wool/linen woolsey fabrics from Merchant & Mills. I've been eyeing them for years and now that they will soon be discontinued, we decided to wait no longer to get them in stock. These fabrics would look amazing for long skirts, light weight jackets, shirts, pants, or simple dresses. They are soft with a nice drape, and have different colors on each side of the fabric. I can imagine this used for 216 Schoolmistress Skirt, 148 Black Forest Smock, Basics Overcoat, or a pair of pants or overalls from 240 Rosie the Riveter. Both sides having pretty color would also make it a wonderful fabric for the 271 Sunset Wrap (which also makes a great gift). These woolseys would also be beautiful in 270 Metro Middy Blouse, 209 Walking Skirt, or 233 Glamour Girl Dress. And for pants, these patterns would be great: 119 Sarouelles, Basics Pants, 250 Hollywood Pants, 112 Japanese Field Clothing.
Woolsey Wool Linen blend - Black Coffee
We still have some beautiful Italian Wool in stock. This Italian Yarn Dyed Wool is very soft and lightweight (like a suiting weight) with a beautiful glow of muted warm colors. Use it for 256 At The Hop, 209 Walking Skirt, 233 Glamour Girl Dress, 222 Vintage Vests, 132 Moroccan Burnoose. I think it would be really cute for 251 Varsity Jacket and for 123 Austrian Dirndl as a warmer dress.
I really missed having lots of sanded twill options in our collection, so we ordered more! Our new stock is bright, fun, and rich in color. Get ready for this bright orangey-red color called Chore Red!
I think these colors are fantastic, and I think sanded twill is the best! I really want someone to make 231 Big Sky Riding Skirt out of these twills or even something from 240 Rosie the Riveter, 229 Sailor Pants, 126 Vests from Greece and Poland, 270 Metro Middy Blouse, or the Basics Pinafore Dress.
I am definitely buying some of this green sanded twill fabric during our sale. It would be classic for 130 Australian Bush Outfit. I would love it for 230 Model T Duster and 231 Big Sky Riding Skirt. This slightly heavier twill would work nicely for 133 Belgian Military Chef's Jacket, 242 Rodeo Cowgirl Jacket or 243 Rodeo Cowgirl Skirt - PDF.
Also, any of the twills would be great as cushion covers, durable and easy to clean, try it with 305 A Japanese Interior.
We also got in quite a few Jacquard Cottons from Merchant & Mills, including some new ones. These jacquard fabrics are made up of layers of cotton, with a jacquard weave that gives it a quilted look and feel. They are actually quite warm. I've made a pair of sweatpants from a grey Jacquard we have and wear them on really cold days. These fabrics below would fit well with 305 A Japanese Interior, 206 Quilted Prairie Skirt - PDF, 106 Turkish Coat, 138 Child's Australian Drover's Coat. Molly made the 137 Australian Drover's Coat for herself out of our quilt-like Jacquard, check the blog post here. You can also see the 206 Quilted Prairie Skirt she made from one of the jacquards in this post as well. These fabrics are great for bedding as well - Molly has a beautiful blanket she made with a length of this fabric - bound on each end with a pretty binding she made with scraps of Liberty of London lawn.
This layered cotton has a jacquard weave, with fine cotton on top, no batting in the middle of this cloth, the inside is made up of a series of thicker yarns and the reverse is a gauzy cotton.
We also have these two Viscose Challis vintage floral print fabric. They are very soft and lightweight. They would be perfect for vintage inspired garments like the 252 Beach Pyjamas, 510 Passionflower Lingerie, 241 Fifties' Fit and Flair, 247 Lindy Shirtdress, or 205 Gibson Girl Blouse.
These are only a few of our new fabrics, so go ahead and get shop our fabric while it is on sale! Christmas is coming up so it would be a good time to get some handmade gifts ready! Check out our gift guides from years past: last year's gift guide, gifts to be sewn, and 2021 gift guide.
Enjoy shopping and have a wonderful time with your loved ones!
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